Saturday, April 16, 2016, 4pm & 7pm
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 4pm
Post Show Audience Engagement Session, 7pm
111 2nd Ave, 3rd floor
“It was summertime and hot. The neighborhood kids were playing in their usual spot when a newcomer arrived wanting to make new friends. But she was a stranger. What happened is not what any of them expected.”
Featuring: Terrease Aiken, Ariel Blackwood, Michelle Nicole Brady Davis, Sojourner Brown, Breanna Byrd, Tina Canady, Azariah Coppin, Tamir Griffin, Trevor Hayes, Chinara Hill, Robert Jackson, Rae Jordan. Written by George Houston Bass, Jr. and directed by Benny Sato Ambush.
The post-show audience engagement session facilitated by Gwendolen Hardwick with guest respondent David E. Kirkland. Gwendolen Hardwick is a social justice educational theater specialist; Artistic/Education Director-The Creative Arts Team, City University of New York; friend of NYU’s Art and Public Policy Department. Gwendolen is a friend of the NYU Department of Art and Public Policy. David E. Kirkland is a transdisciplinary scholar of English and urban education; NYU Steinhardt Associate Professor of English Education.
FREE: Ticket reservations available through https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34730
The Collective, founded in 2005 by seven Tisch Undergrad Drama students who were committed to creating and promoting work by artist of color not seen at NYU, produces art works by young artists of color in a safe space that empowers the next generation of Black creatives. Through research and the exploration of works within the African diaspora, dialogues and self-scripting, The Collective fosters creative impulses and spurs community activism. The fifty-plus active members are guided by the lights of our ancestors; our individual voices join to knit the quilts of tomorrow.